Edoardo Ponti

Letters from a Young Father

The Italian poet and film director shares a series of loving letters to his unborn child in this intimate and reflective poetry collection.
Becoming a parent changes everything. Fear and love live together. An expectant father desperately want to give his child happiness and safety—two qualities of life that are often at odds with each other.
Letters from a Young Father comprises forty letter-poems written by award-winning film director Edoardo Ponti to his unborn child during the forty weeks of his wife’s pregnancy. These poems are gifts, lessons, slices of joy, blueprints for building a life, and insights into how we work, learn, love, and remember.
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2018

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    You are not the first
    The sun has kissed nor the last
    But we will hold you and kiss you
    Like the very first and the very last
    No wind has blown through your hair
    No ground has touched your feet
    But you are in our every step
    & all the air
    You are still beyond time
    But in our eyes you are already forever
    Neither boy nor girl
    We raise your tiny heart to the sun
    & offer the promise of you to the sky
    To the earth & to the wind
    Let them bless those fresh first heartbeats
    Those tiny knocks on our door
    Born from courage
    And the faith
    Of this new soul called
    You
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    wholeness that comes with peace

    The peace behind the leap of faith

    The faith we touched when we rested our
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    A child is not given to a parent

    Only lent

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